Marion Witz is the President of Elizabeth Grant International Inc. and is based out of Toronto, Canada. Originally hailing from South Africa, Marion came to Canada with her husband and three children in 1986.
She has authored two published books- Elizabeth Grant: My Life- My Story and Stand Up and Talk to 1000 People (And Enjoy It!), helping readers empower their voice and strengthen their expression. In the early 90’s, Marion worked as a voice specialist and was considered one of the country’s leading experts. Then, in 1997, Marion spotted a very different opportunity. She changed her career path and started Elizabeth Grant International in her North Toronto home, a company that now sells its luxury skin care products on shopping channels around the world. The business has experienced steady growth since its inception and has grown to a corporation that now employs over 100 full-time employees in a 200,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility located in Toronto, ON.
Marion is a role model business woman and is quick to attribute much of Elizabeth Grant Skin Care’s incredible successes to her team. It takes a great leader to grow a business starting from an office in her garage to the successful skin care company Elizabeth Grant International is today. The company has expanded to the USA, UK, Germany, Australia, and Asia. Marion’s vision for the future involves seeing the skin care products becoming a household name brand that will be widely available through traditional retail outlets around the world. As of January 2011, Marion has quickly ramped up the retail sector and has secured local distribution in an additional six countries.
She has received great recognition for her strong and successful entrepreneurial abilities. In May 2006, Marion was selected by the City of Toronto to be a part of the city wide poster campaign, We Build This City, which recognized the experiences of Toronto's most talented and skilled business leaders. She is considered one of Canada’s top women entrepreneurs, having been recognized on the Profit W100’s ranking for last five consecutive years. In December 2010, Marion was honoured to receive a WXN Top 100 award in the Entrepreneur category.
Marion has great advice to those who wish take on the role on an entrepreneur: “You don’t start a successful company; it becomes a success with each step. Anyone can invest in an idea. Make each step work for you and roll to the next. Focus on the end result and steps to get there.”
Marion Witz has led Elizabeth Grant International to experience tremendous growth, rapidly expanding and delivering its world class products into foreign markets and becoming a multi-million-dollar enterprise. At the same time, Marion dedicates a great deal of effort and resources to charitable organizations, specifically cancer related fundraising and associated programs. Marion is the best example of how passion, dedication, and generosity and are a powerful formula for success.